Environmental policy implications of individual decision making
Future Mobility and Environmental Policy
Innovative and emerging transportation resources have the potential to significantly alter mobility and may contribute to reductions in emissions, VMT and congestion.
I study user behaviors and the policy implications of the adoption and use of new mobility and emerging transportation resources. How has the emergence of new transportation resources changed travel behavior patterns?
Another aspect of this research is focused on local governments adaptation to these new transportation resources. What regulations have been put in place, and what types of issues are addressed by policies as local governments address new mobility?
Sustainable transportation programs may benefit from the incorporation of social influence through knowledge sharing, establishment of behavioral norms and peer-to-peer participation recruitment.This project investigates the importance of social influence in transportation mode choice; the next phase will involve evaluation of social influence as a tool in sustainable transportation pilot programs.